Fashion | Pantone Colour of the Year 2015 - Marsala

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For a number of years, the world renowned colour authority Pantone has announced a Colour of the Year which they predict to be the 'go-to' colour amongst the fashion and interior design community over the following 12 months. After the success of the 2014 Colour of the Year Radiant Orchid - a captivatingly bright fuchsia/purple shade, I couldn't wait to see its' successor. Late last year, Pantone announced the Colour of the Year 2015 as Marsala, described as "a naturally robust and earthy wine red - a hearty, yet stylish tone which is universally appealing and translates easily to fashion, beauty, industrial design, home furnishings and interiors." I, like many others, voiced their skepticism of Marsala as the Colour of the Year when it was first announced, but I have to say I have been warming up to this rich wine shade since then, now I've seen the use of Marsala on the catwalk and it slowly diffusing down into current high street collections..

Marsala was a popular colour choice for Spring/Summer 2015 designer collections and appeared everywhere on the catwalks from Victoria Beckham to Christian Dior, Christopher Kane to Undercover. Marsala is an elegant - almost regal and full bodied colour, which made it an ideal choice for the sharp tailoring and flowing gowns featured within these designer collections. Marsala is stereotypically more of an Autumn/Winter colour, so may seem a bit of an odd choice for the Spring/Summer collections, but I can imagine that during the upcoming fashion weeks that Marsala will feature much more predominately for A/W 2015. 

If you want to get ahead of the fashion pack, I've tracked down some signature Marsala fashion pieces that are available to buy hot off the high street; take a look at my top picks for wearing this colour trend:

L-R H&M Leather Sandals - £69.99. French Connection Polly Plains Shirt - £45. Hobbs Katey Dress - £99. River Island Coated High Waisted Leggings - £22. Office Victory Lace Up Brogues - £58. New Look Faux Fur Collar Boyfriend Coat - £59.99. Topshop Midi Bodycon Dress - £24. Topshop Supersoft Cape - £28. The Cambridge Satchel Company Push Lock Bag - £65. New Balance U420 Trainers - £59.99. New Look Ribbed Knit Jumper - £19.99. Zara Suede High Heel Booties - £49.99. Mango Floral Chiffon Dress - £44.99. French Connection Chromatic Collarless Ombre Coat - £225. New Look Stripe Print Trim Toggle Front Blanket Wrap - £19.99. Miss Selfridge Loopy Jumper - £35. H&M Jacquard Weave Playsuit - £39.99. Zara Slip On Booties - £49.99. New Look Brushed 3/4 Sleeve Check Bodycon Dress - £19.99. Topshop Textured Grandad Collar Blouse - £48.

You can decide to wear a statement Marsala outfit or opt for a flash of the colour in your footwear or accessories, it's up to you how you wear this trend! Marsala can also easily be worn with warmer neutrals such as camel, taupe and grey shades and also pops against golds, teal and light purple colours, so there are plenty of ways to mix and match with your wardrobe and experiment with different colour palettes.

What do you think to the 2015 colour of the year? Will you be wearing Marsala?

Amie xx

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  1. Oh my gosh it's such a beautiful colour, I got a press release about this a while ago and was like WOWWWWW I will definitely try and pick up some key pieces as it looks perfect for cold weather and eveningwear xxx

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